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Feb 21, 2013 7:00pm EST
is not falling. the lower spending and limited government sequester will help grow the economy not harm it. and guess what today? president obama actually dialed up republican leaders john boehner and mitch mcconnell to talk about the sequester. this is good. it's called communication. we'll have a full report coming up from our man in washington robert costa. remember how we told the other night about how federal workers are still getting pay raises despite a so-called pay freeze? it turns out federal worker pensions are facing huge unfunded liabilities that could bankrupt them and force a new taxpayer bailout. but on the whole, folks, have no fear, america. help is on the way. this is "the kudlow report" and it starts right now. >>> all right. first up tonight the sky is not falling. even the president's own press secretary backed up president obama's sequester threat of mass layoffs. take a listen to jay carney. >> we agree with the consensus estimates here again from private outside economic firms from the congressional budget office that say we would lose, the country would lose up to
CNN
Feb 23, 2013 10:00am PST
. >>> an economy poised to soar is now under attack from its own government. i'm ali velshi. this is "your money." your political leaders are punishing themselves for gross inaction. and they're doing it the only way they know how, by targeting you. four government spending cuts take effect march 1st, what washington has been calling the sequester. it's a stupid name for a stupid thing. >> these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> you've heard the big numbers. $1.2 trillion in cults over ten years. $85 billion this year. that's 13% cuts to defense, 9% to everything else. >> we're weeks away from the president's sequester, and the president laid out no plan to eliminate the sequester and the harmful cuts that will come as a result. >> the forced budget cuts were created during the 2011 debt ceiling debacle. they were passed by congress and signed by the white house. worst-case scenario that would be so bad it would force lawmakers t
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
that depend on them, or would they rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loophole that is benefit only the healthiest americans and biggest corporations? that's the choice. >> while the cuts would put the gvt government on a path towards a debt reduction, they are inkrimtat or a lot like a meat clever. it would force the f.a.a. to regularly furlough 4,000 workers a day which accounts for more than 10% of its entire staff. 125,000 families would immediately lose rental assistance putting them at risk of homelessness, and the military's health insurance program would face a $3 billion shortfall, meaning retirees and dependents of active soldiers could lose their coverage. as congress heads into the frantic sprint to the deadline next week, how much influence will president obama have on republicans? a month ago the president signalled he would be doing more outreach towards capitol hill or at least more in-home entertaining. >> personal relationships are important, and obviously i can always do a better job and the
CNBC
Feb 22, 2013 4:00pm EST
the united states and greece. first, we're a huge diversified economy, not a little country dependant on tourism. secondly, people in the u.s. pay their taxes, you know. greece had a deficit of about 7% of gdp. that would be over $1 trillion a year in the united states before the collapse. we have a very different story. the third is a huge difference. we have our own currency. greece is like arkansas. the reason why its interest rates went through the roof. everyone thought that. >> i think the point he was trying to make in that that if we don't do something about this the market will figure out that we have a credit problem in the country. >> the markets are smarter than that. >> when you normalize interest rates, right now they are really manipulated, if you normalize interest rates, you're talking about $500 billion going out the door every year just on interest expen expense. that's just paying the interest on the debt. you think that's sustainable? >> that's a lower interest expense than what we had relative to our economy in the early '90s. we could live with that. we lived wi
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm EST
of thousands of jobs in our economy at risk for a spew special interest tax loop holes. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." you heard it. president obama slams the republicans, predicting dire results if they don't avoid the sequester. but is this the very same president obama who said this about that same sequester less than 18 months ago? >> some in congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts. my message to them is simp -- no. i will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts domestic and defense spending. there will be no easy off-ramps on this one. >>> well, i wish he would make up his mind. remember, this was president obama's god. now he needs to blame somebody else for it. here's the thing, he should be embracing the sequester. why? smaller government is essential to a prosperous economy. as the mainstream media become the president's lapdog? are they just victims of president obama? even pillars of the media establishment are starting to complain about their lack of any access to the president. now, here's some
CNBC
Feb 22, 2013 7:00pm EST
down the economy. we'll lose millions of jobs. there would be a stoppage of work at a number of places. the economy would get back into a tailspin. and so therefore it's bad. >> this is all for $44 billion. that's all it is, by the way. $44 billion let me get this right. 1/4 of 1% of gdp. and i just want to add, being a democrat, one of my favorite democrats is bill clinton. what did bill clinton do working with republicans? cut spending. what did the economy do when bill clinton worked with the republicans to cut spending? the economy boomed. that's your model. >> but it's the sequester, which means you that can't cut spending smartly. it's just across-the-board random cuts. i'm for cuts. i'm one that will agree that we do have to cut spending. but we've got to do it in a balanced way. we've got to cut spending. i don't think anyone will argue that. we cut spending before in the budget control act. we cut some spending. but we do believe it's got to be done in a balanced way, that we cut spending because the ultimate goal is to have a balanced budget. cut spending and find more revenu
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 4:00pm EST
again in that area, and then at some point getting towards the summer, if the economy continues to grow, this market is going to move a lot higher from there. i'm a buyer, still a buyer at these lofty levels. >> went through an entire hour without mentioning the "s" word that everybody hates in washington, sequestration, right? >> yes. >> that's coming up march 1st. soon after that a big jobs number coming up, and tomorrow live economic data. >> oh, yeah. >> that could move this market one way or another. >> as the economic data moves, it doesn't move it long term but short term. if the numbers don't come in where we want and the fed comes out with some statement tomorrow afternoon looking to maybe curtail that buying program. there's a lot of things that come out, but i still think they will be short-term moves. >> the market will ignore the bad news and embrace the good news. how cool is clive davis? >> besides warren buffett the only other legend i would shake hands with on the trading floor. >> and we were all thrilled to do that. his book is called "the soundtrack of my life" out t
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 11:00am PST
be with regard to the economy and not both sides being able to go back to constituencies and say truthfully here's where i stood and it happened nevertheless. it benefits the republicans because their mantra is one of we are not going along with spending cuts without tax increases and we can't have tax increases on top of the 600 billion we went along with. the president made a pitch to independence by saying the word compromise. i'm for doing this in a manner that compromises. i think it's going to happen a week from friday without a vote and that is also to the benefit of the members because they won't be held accountable for it. >> is this the new normal that we came to expect? >> yes. >> how washington works and is it how our founding fathers designed our system to work? isn't there a catch 22 here as we beat congress over this and isn't this the way we were designed to work? >> i can't go that far back in history, but in modern times and the time i have been paying attention which is three decades, i don't think the polarization has been anything like it is today. this entire situation is r
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
this is a significant threat to the u.s. economy. take a listen. >> we know trade secrets can cripple a company's advantage in foreign markets and put american jobs in jeopardy and that strategy coordinates and improves u.s. government efforts to protect the u.s. economy and supports jobs in the united states. >> guys, that's it from here. they are talking about this very much as a jobs issue. back to you. >> eamon, thank you very much. we'll see you later. heading towards the close. setting lows again for the day right now, mandy. the dow is down 101 points. the markets spooked by the fed minutes that showed in the last meeting fed governors and bank presidents were beginning the discussion of when to pull back on some of the monetary easing that they have been going through for the last several years. >> looking here at the tweet from bill gross. many participants concerned about further asset purchases. >> macy's and j.c. penney duking it out in court over which department has the right to sell martha stewart branded products. find out which retailer's stock you're better off shopping for. >
CNN
Feb 21, 2013 8:00pm PST
with. >> he's not alone. >> our economy is adding jobs but too many people still can't find full-time employment. >> when president obama took office, 134 million americans were working in nonfarm jobs. today, after massive losses and a slow recovery, we're only 1.2 million jobs better off. and many pay less than those that were lost. recent study by the center for college affordability found almost half of college graduates are now in jobs that do not require four-year degrees. things like janitorial services, taxi driving and retail sales. professor richard vetter at ohio university helped author that study. >> let's say each one of them were making $20,000 a year more in income, which is quite plausible. we are talking about $400 billion a year in lost wages. >>> numbers like that made some economic analysts argue that underemployment may be every bit as damaging to the economy as unemployment. and kellock irvin is caught in the middle of it all. for now he takes freelance jobs as a photographer and part-time work with moving companies. but -- >> that can only support me so lo
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 9:00am PST
to market, but we also have to make our economy more efficient and use less oil. >> that was president obama in an interview yesterday answering a question about rising gas prices. his response illustrates a balancing act he faces on manager issues. moving towards energy independence and also addressing climate change concerns. nothing tests that balancing act more than the decision on the keystone xl pipeline. an approval the president delayed last year due to concerns over the pipeline ae environmental impact. the keystone is back on the table. the $7 billion project would build a 2,000 mile pipeline connecting canada's oil sands to refineries in texas and the gulf of mexico delivering more than 700,000 barrels of heavy crude oil into the country every day. president obama and the state department are expected to make a decision by the end of march, but it won't be easy. last weekend tens of thousands of environmentalists took to the streets of washington in what's being billed as the largest climate rally in u.s. history. opponents of the pipeline say that the extraction of the crude oil
CNN
Feb 19, 2013 8:00pm PST
. >> so these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment roles. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> so there are two solutions. number one, lawmakers find another way to punt, ie delay the cuts for another month. or two come up with a major plan to slash the debt in this country. number two is not going to happen. the punt and pay, i kind of like it. that is not going to happen. number one haze decent chance but number one is a fail too. after all, the feared forced cuts are 2.5% of projected total federal spending. we have an economics professor at nyu and former director of the congressional budget office. at this point, are the cuts inevitable? why is the president still talking about it? >> well, we're ten days away and it seems like the republicans really don't want to do anything to fend off this crisis. you said sequester is an odd word. in a lot of languages, it means kidnap. it's sort of a kidnap situation because the economy is kidnapped, fearing that we might l
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 10:00am PST
that depend on it, or would they rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loophole that is benefit only the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations? that's the choice. >> is there another way with only days to go before the automatic spending cuts kick in? re-enter the bipartisan budget cutters, the duo of simpson and bowles. >> there's no sfri in the country that makes cuts across the board. you try to cut those things that have the least adverse effect on productivity. second, we are cutting those areas where we actually need to invest education, infrastructure, research, and, third, they don't make any cuts in those things that are going faster than the economy. that's stupid, stupid, stupid. >> with us, former white house press secretary and a new msnbc contributor robert gibbs. cyber wars. china's army now targeting u.s. pipelines and nuclear plants. with us to discuss, the authors of a new report tracing the attacks to military headquarters in shanghai. plus, play of the day. while the press corps was banned
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
people have been coming from mexico. and part of that is the bad economy in the u.s. there's just fewer jobs. part of that is a good economy in mexico. part of it's our enforcement. and of course, drug cartels and the drug war in mexico have played a huge role. >> but james, republicans are going to have to talk about border security, border security, border security to sell the other part of this. we saw john mccain and jeff flake, the two senators from arizona, having to sort of go back and forth and back and forth and slowly move their constituents along. and the way they do that is by talking tough on the border. >> yes. and this is politics playing out. right after the election, even sean hannity said well, maybe i'm for some kind of a border thing. the people in the republican party voting in these republican primaries, they're not sold on this. and i think senator mccain found that when he went back to arizona. it's going to happen time and time again. and they do have to bring them along. >> it's going to be tough in louisiana, too, isn't it? >> very. >> mary landrieu. is mary,
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 3:00am PST
're going to cut everything right now, sequestration. it's going to slow down the economy. you've got democrats -- you've got the president running around because he only knows how to do one thing, ask for higher taxes. he's leading with the taxes. we've got to raise more taxes. it's the rich, it's the corporations, tax, tax, tax. i thought we had this debate before. democrats don't seem to understand that taxing americans dampens the economy, hurts small businesses, hurts a lot of americans. republicans don't seem to understand that massive unfocused cuts right now are going to slow down the economy and hurt americans, too. >> you seriously have to wonder whether anyone in washington, in the house, in the senate, in the white house, in the administration, republican, democrat, do they ever go outdoors? do they ever see what happens every day to ordinary americans? people who have been getting crushed economically for the past 10 or 15 years are now getting crushed again, doubly so. the payroll tax has been eliminated. have you checked out the price of gasoline over the past couple of
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
delivered today. stephanie? >> the economy is growing 1% to 2%. if that's the case and that continue, which it, will the fed kind of has to continue the stimulus program. i think it will be interesting to hear bernanke speak next tuesday at 10:00. we're all going to program our computers and what not for that event. but do i think we've been waiting for a pullback. everybody on tv has been saying 2 to 3, 2 to 5. >> it's the most anticipated pullback i can rather. >> now that we get it, go back to themes that we've talked about. i don't think housing is dead by any stretch of the imagination. we actually added to the wirehauser position, look at aerospace, look at auto, some select consumer names. we're buying t.j., buying cisco. >> i want to get to other opinions. josh, are you telling everybody here that what we're seeing in the market is a head fake that, you shouldn't believe this pullback that we got yesterday and the -- >> no, i'm saying the opposite. i think you and i agree more than maybe i came across. two days ago on the show i said this is a hot stove market, keep your longs but d
CNN
Feb 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
are employed, cut out 4% of the federal budget, that's going to have a big effect on the economy. >> the transportation secretary ray lahood spoke at the white house briefing today. all of you listen to this. >> there has to be some impact in order to save $1 billion. $1 billion is a lot of money. >> let's be clear, it's less than 2% of your budget -- >> it's a lot of money, jonathan. where i come from, which is central illinois, $1 billion is a lot of money. >> all right, john, jump in here. this is the tricky part, i think. $1 billion is a lot of money and i think daniel had a good point there. on the other hand, there are all sorts of businesses, all sorts of families, all sorts of states that have had to suck up bigger cuts and they haven't screamed that everything is falling apart at the hinges. is there political opportunism here? >> there's definitely political theater but this whole plan was supposed to be so stupid that it would compel the two parties to come together. the grant bargain but the parties can't seem to come together. what you're hearing is the washington mo
CNN
Feb 21, 2013 11:00pm EST
budget in a $16 trillion economy. that's a really, really tiny slice of the thanksgiving pie, people. there is no need to cut from the vulnerable when it should be easy to cut the amount of money we're talking about from other places. so why is all we hear, the republicans won't do this, the democrats won't do that? danielle altman is an economics professor at ncu. daniel, one thing to acknowledge here, finding $85 billion should be no problem. $85 billion is a really small chunk of the change we actually need to find. so even if you cut from the right places, if you cut the right amount, it would hurt people, and i think we have to be honest about that, but the cuts we're talking about right now impact a lot of people, but brutal and dangerous for the economy? >> well, the thing is this. that it's $85 billion until the end of this year, but then we have these cuts maintained, and enlarged in some cases, going forward over the next seven years. so we've got almost $1 trillion in cuts. so if the sequester goes forward -- >> but over that ten-year period, you have to multiply that time
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 1:00pm EST
any cuts in those things that are going faster than the economy. that's stupid, stupid, stupid. >> with us, former white house press secretary and a new msnbc contributor robert gibbs. cyber wars. china's army now targeting u.s. pipelines and nuclear plants. with us to discuss, the authors of a new report tracing the attacks to military headquarters in shanghai. plus, play of the day. while the press corps was banned from the president's golf outing, tiger woods, david letterman fills in the missing links. >> this is our president playing golf this weekend. huh? >> that's one way to do it. good day. andrea mitchell live in washington where president obama is surrounded by uniform police and is now issuing dire warnings about the consequences if automatic budget cuts, the sequester, will create job losses and a setback to the recovery if that goes into effect next week. in response senate republican leader mitch mcconnell still prefers campaign events to -- joining me now for our daily fix, chris calizza and managing editor of post politics.com. well, chris, we saw the performan
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 9:00am PST
with the the sequester. it's hanging over the economy. and you say like the airplane we are flying is going down and we're taking a break to watch the in-flight movie. so what are you talking about? is this sort of a lack of urgency from both sides? because there's no incentive for democrats nor republicans to cut a deal here? >> i am not saying that at all, alex. i'm saying that the house leadership on the republican side, which controls the schedule, controls the calendar, they have every power to bring us back to d.c., to go back to our desks on the floor of the house and work out the problem. with ten days to go before the ridiculous sequester takes place, we don't get called back to washington. instead, we have what we call a district work week scheduled. in other words, people are working on things other than averting this sequester. i think it's ridiculous. i think that even to see the republican house leadership working hardest on blaming president obama for the sequester is foolish. what we have is speaker boehner making posters about president obama trying to call it the obama-quester, sort o
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 3:00am PST
paid more and have the so-called knowledge economy are able to get more. and then this relentless -- and this is the point, we talk a lot about jobs, we don't talk enough about incomes -- this relentless downward pressure on the average worker competing across the globe, not being able to get wage increases. what's happening with unions. we're now talking about the minimum wage and so forth. and so what's also interesting, if you look at the 2011 numbers which came out, you see something -- a slightly different pattern, which is the bottom 99% still going down, down minus 1.3%. they lost another $150 on their average income. but to your point, willie, the top has actually went down a little bit in that year as well. 0.6% for the top 1%, 6.7% for the top 1%. nobody is going to take up a collection for these guys. they have $23 million of average income. but this is probably a function of the fact that the stock market did not have a great year in 2011. >> those charts, those two combined charts, that is a prescription for social dynamite. i mean, the fuse is burning. >> and the fus
CNN
Feb 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
and author of "beyond outrage," what's gone wrong with our economy and how to fix it and ari fleischer, former white house press secretary under george w. bush. all right, let's get some action here. robert, the white house responded to john boehner's challenge of saying, where are the cuts, with a blog post from dan pfeiffer who wrote, "the fact is, the president has a detailed balanced plan with spending cuts, he's willing to make tough choices. now it's time for the speaker to do the same." then he had a link to an 80-page proposal from september, including war savings, it includes tax reform, which of course they want. it doesn't fully lay it out by any stretch of the imagination. so jay carney was asked what specifically will the white house cut and here's what jay carney said. >> it's in the proposals he submitted to the speaker of the house that the speaker walked away from -- >> where does the president prevent sequestration from happening? shouldn't the president take the lead and present that -- >> well, first of all, congress has to act. >> all right. it's frustrating, no ma
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 4:00am PST
whole economy. >> colorado governor john hickenlooper, one of the governors who met with the president on friday about the potential impact that the sequester would have on state economies. let's go to kristen welker. what are they doing to keep the sequester from taking affect? >> president obama will have conversations with congress this weekend and into next week. so far, talks have yielded no results. both sides are dug in, and it seems increasingly likely that the sequester will go into effect. in his weekly address today, president obama said it's up to congress to act. >> i never think anything is inevitable, we have the opportunity to make the right decisions. my hope is we can see a different course taken by congress. this should be a no-brainer. >> in an effort to pressure congress, the obama administration has also been painting a fairly dire picture of what will happen if the sequester kicks in and on friday outgoing transportation secretary ray lahood says it will have a big impact on the air travel industry. as many as 47,000 employees could be furloughed and that could u
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 6:00pm EST
's worried something good could be happening in the economy. something like they see like loan growth or job growth, we don't want that, right? job growth, that's terrifying. it means the fed won't keep interest rates down anymore. what we want, obviously, is permanent bad news. be careful, we had a similar selloff when the last notes came out, that was followed by a rally of epic proportions. as good a reason as any to take profits. then we have the sequester sneaking up on us again, that bid to cut federal spending with a meat axe. hmm, i thought we wanted government spending cutback? isn't that what people are clambering for? everyone says it's bad and it's going to hit the military really hard, right? lead story in "usa today" says so. let me ask you a question, how the heck did the philly defense index hit an all-time high in this session if the defense department's really going to get whacked. the sequester bark may be a tad less than its bite. what kind of word is sequester anyway? i don't want to fear words that seem like they're kind of made up for the occasion like fiscal cliff. bu
CNBC
Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
weakness in the economy, including another leg down in europe and a possible pause in the great chinese comeback, or if he says things are gotten so terrible that he's got to buy even more bonds, something that drives the conservatives crazy, then look for more days like wednesday and thursday. no matter what we get from all of these earnings. if we didn't have the testimony, then we would be spending the whole week parsing the language of retail as a whole host of them are reporting. for example, is the bullish home repair theme still intact? the one i keep talking about on the show. how about we give a listen to lowe's on monday? and home depot on tuesday. both of these companies have been soaring on the thesis that with housing roaring back people need either to fix up their old house in order to sell it or fix up their new house to improve it. the thesis is it's finally worth it to put money into improving your home because with home prices rising, and they are from the numbers we saw earlier this week, you can get your money back and then some. just like the old days. we'll pay ext
CNN
Feb 23, 2013 5:00am PST
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CNN
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
it with commonsense cuts and reforms that won't threaten public safety, national security or the economy. -- or our economy. but quuns again the president offered no credible plan that can pass congress -- only more calls for higher taxes. mitch mcconnell had this to say in a statement after the president's speech. quote, today's event at the white house proves once again that more than three months after the november election, president obama still prefers campaign events to commonsense, bipartisan action. if anyone is waiting for any last-minute deals, they better not hold their breath waiting for them to come from mitch mcconnell. here's what he said to reporters a week ago. >> it's pretty clear to me that the sequester is going to go into effect. read my lips. i'm not interested in 11th hour negotiation. >> so republicans are definitely striking back at the president saying he can prevent damage to essential services by cutting from other areas of government. earlier i spoke with the republican senator rand paul of kentucky. senator, the president spoke today about those forced budget cuts. he
CNN
Feb 22, 2013 1:00am EST
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Feb 19, 2013 3:00pm EST
. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands to the employment rolls. this is not on abstraction. people will lose their jobs the american people have worked too long, too hard to see their elected officials cause another crisis. it seems like every three months around here there's some manufactured crisis. >> it sure does. we have a senate insider with us who knows all too well how the senate works or in most cases doesn't work. former senate leader tom daschle and also the author of "the u.s. senate." welcome. >> thank you. >> on this sleepy siesta day, i want you to try to get obama's mind back on us. if you remember back in the presidential debates he sort of dropped a bomb when he said the sequester will not happen. a couple of his advisers went back and said, well, i think what he meant was, it should not happen. he also tried to shake off the proposal something that congress believed got four pinocchios. this came from the white house. and now according to politico, obama is not really reaching out to senate republicans to try and get anything d
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
share, expanding internationally yet kept down by a frozen food division or slowing restaurant economy. the darn thing has been ripe for the taking for years and years. it always amazed me it hadn't been taken before. the bears are always optimist, lacking in rigor, yet when i questioned why a goldman sachs analyst would put a sell on a great company like heinz, nobody else seemed to think it was odd at all. we've been zero-summing here for ages, and if they're warricking for walk and terr racks, not just caterpillar and deere, now you know it's time to rotate out of heinz. don't we like sell sell sell when we buy buy buy. isn't that the plan? i don't know. that's not the plan for everybody. warren buffett, he doesn't care about sector rotations. he cares about acquires brands, lasting brands for less, some sort of consummate buyer likes brands for less. now it's his. who was really complacent here? i say it was the goldman analyst, now the buyers. how about dell. you really think that dell, which supported slightly better than expected numbers, is that that much different than heinz?
CBS
Feb 23, 2013 8:00am EST
argument is it will cost jobs and hurt the recover i economy. >> my hope is we can see a different course taken by congress. this should be a no-brainer. >> reporter: the president has spend part of the last nine days appearing with the schoolchildren who could lose their teachers and with the first first responders who say they could lose their jobs if the spending money supporting them is cut across the board. i've been very clear that these kinds of arbitrary automatic cuts would have an adverse impact on family on teachers on parents who are reliant on head start programs on our military readiness, on medical health services medical research. this is not a smart way to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: but they point out the cuts will be gradual and very few policemen are paid with federal money. >> it's untrue unfair dishonest, disingenuous. he puts law enforcement -- he puts firemen and policemen who 98% of them are being paid for with your local taxes and says you're going to lose your local policemen because of this. it's not true. >> and yet fu
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